Specialists in banking and financial legal advice – when results count, talk to McVeagh Fleming about our suite of support and litigation services – all sorts and sizes of financial and commercial entities.

Auckland Finance Lawyers

With extensive experience advising lenders, borrowers and guarantors in all types of commercial transactions, McVeagh Fleming's expertise covers all areas of finance including corporate finance, project finance, property finance, trade finance, rural finance, revolving credit trade facilities, credit contracts, priority subordination and security sharing issues and the related law of guarantees.

Banking Lawyers

McVeagh Fleming acts for, or gives full legal support to, all types of lenders including banks, financial institutions, credit contract providers and private lenders. The firm's team of lawyers can assist borrowers and guarantors with any agreements they enter into. This may include obtaining finance to purchase a residential or commercial property, buying or funding a business, where assistance is otherwise required with finance, security, or guarantee matters.

Finance Lawyers

McVeagh Fleming assists with rights and obligations by providing legal advice under the Financial Advisers Act 2008 and the Financial Service Providers (Registration and Disputes) Act 2008. The firm gives related advice to lenders and borrowers regarding all forms of credit contracts and all related laws, including the requirements of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act 2003, the Fair Trading Act 1986, and the Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017.

Whether you are structuring a financial institution, creating a financial product or contract, entering into a finance contract or have a problem with a contract you have entered into, or need other legal or regulatory advice in this area, we can assist you.

Foreign Investment in New Zealand

McVeagh Fleming delivers expert, accurate and timely advice on investing in New Zealand property or businesses to clients from around the globe.

As a member of Ally-Law (formerly the International Alliance of Law Firms), McVeagh Fleming is connected to 70 plus independent law firms and 2800 plus legal professionals worldwide.

The firm advises on investment using appropriate structures (whether companies, trusts or limited partnerships or a combination), purchasing New Zealand companies or businesses, as well as investing in real estate in and around New Zealand.

We are experienced in providing advice on and assisting with making applications to the Overseas Investment Office for approval of land and business acquisitions by foreign investors – and ensuring that your acquisitions comply with the Overseas Investment Act 2005.

Recent Insights

November 2023

Second-Tier Lending: Understanding the Fine Print

In today's financial landscape, banks are tightening their lending requirements, prompting many buyers to explore alternative options like second-tier lending. Mezzanine financers and other last-resort money lenders can provide vital financial support, but it's crucial to approach these agreements with caution and a clear understanding of the fine print. After all, surprises are for birthdays, not loan agreements!
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February 2021

Brougham v Regan - The Requirements for a Valid Contract of Guarantee

On 30 October 2020 the Supreme Court delivered a landmark judgment in the context of contracts of guarantee in the case of Brougham v Regan [2020] NZSC 118. A summary of the key facts of the matter and important points in the Court's decision follow.
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